How The Cubs Were Built
Cliff Corcoran and Jay Jaffe have an in-depth look at how the lovable losers became one of baseball’s best teams. This story is worth it for the fancy graphics alone.
R.I.P. John Saunders
The longtime ESPN anchor passed away Wednesday. Saunders was always a calming presence every time I watched him—a quiet dude amidst some of the carnival barkers on ESPN. I will really miss him on The Sports Reporters and college football coverage.
What Exactly Is Cupping?
It’s a lot less creepy than it sounds! In case you’re wondering why athletes like Michael Phelps have weird bruises all over their body, Rob Mahoney explains.
Elizabeth Loaiza: P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Today’s P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day is Colombian model Elizabeth Loaiza. Did you know Colombia has 68 recognized languages and dialects? (Click here for the full-size version.)
Olympic Athletes on Tinder
An enterprising reddit user changed location to the Olympic village. Here’s what was discovered.
How To Fix True Detective
I honestly thought Season 2 wasn’t completely awful, but I agree Season 3 needs an overhaul.
Odds & Ends
The real life diet of Victor Cruz ... The Rams cut a wide receiver for bringing a woman to his dorm room ... The Seth Rogen-Katherine Heigl Knocked Up feud is finally over ... Ocean’s 8 sounds like a fun time ... Carpool Karaoke is getting one of the biggest pop stars ever ... I enjoyed this Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld ... Ten sequels that never should have existed ... A man tried to stop his girlfriend from leaving him by telling police she was going to bring a bomb on a plane. Rio Galleries: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 .
I Stole the Spirit Of Ecstasy a Long Time Ago
“Doves” by Future Islands
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